George Morgan, who serves on the Restoring Iowa Jobs board, recently had a letter to the editor run about the additional jobs that the Iowa Fertilizer Company will be adding during the construction phase. Full story below.
As a former Lee County Supervisor among other economic development roles I have held in the community, I joined many in our area in welcoming the Iowa Fertilizer Company to our community. I have spent a good deal of time promoting business in Lee County, and continue to promote the benefits of welcoming establishments like the fertilizer plant in our area. For these reasons, I was thrilled to hear that the Lee County Board of Supervisors received information indicating that the Iowa Fertilizer Company is bringing not only 2,500 construction workers to our area, but 3,500.
There is a lot of planning that will need to be done in welcoming these hard working people into our community, but I am excited to reap the benefits this will provide for our county. An extra 1,000 construction workers means 1,000 more patrons in local businesses, and the benefits this will bring are unending. More jobs in our area is more good news, and I am excited to see how our community grows throughout the next year.